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'Religious texts often used to argue against gender inequality'

THEOLOGICAL texts are often misappropriated to support religious arguments for gender inequality, according to Gabrielle Henderson, programme specialist for the United Nations.

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BAMSI will open this month – despite building setbacks

AGRICULTURE Minister V Alfred Gray yesterday confirmed that the government’s new agriculture and marine science school will still open this month despite construction setbacks.

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Union concern over teacher shortage

A SHORTAGE OF teachers, classroom size and “piled up garbage” were some of the concerns expressed by Bahamas Union of Teachers President Belinda Wilson as public schools opened yesterday.

Bell pledges 'very aggressive' response to spate of crime

KEITH Bell, State Minister of National Security, said that in view of the recent spate of murders, notably the shooting death of the prime minister’s Press Secretary Latore Mackey last week, the Ministry of National Security will become “very aggressive” in its fight against crime.

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Cash slams PM for failure to deal with Renward Wells

FNM Chairman Darron Cash said Prime Minister Perry Christie’s failure to discipline Ministry of Works Parliamentary Secretary Renward Wells for signing a multi-million letter of intent with Stellar Waste Management is an “embarrassment” and calls into question the country’s coherence in relation to local and foreign investors.

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Two face court over murder of PM's press secretary

TWO men were remanded to prison yesterday after being arraigned in connection with the murder of the Prime Minister’s press secretary Latore Mackey, who was shot dead last Monday.

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Robber dies after being shot by store owner

A MAN died in hospital yesterday afternoon after he was allegedly shot by a store owner during an attempted armed robbery, police said.

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LGBT attack 'is hate speech'

HUMAN rights activist Erin Greene yesterday branded prominent pastor Dr Myles Munroe’s recent verbal attack on the LGBT community as a “hate speech” that may incite violence against law-abiding citizens who are gay or transgender.

Representatives attend island conference

THE Bahamas will play a leading role in ensuring that the voices of small island developing states are given the prominence their collective voices deserve at the United Nations’ third international conference on Small Island Developing States that opened in Apia, Samoa yesterday, according to Environment and Housing Minister Kenred Dorsett. The conference ends on Thursday.

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Armed robbery is investigated

POLICE are requesting the public’s help in solving an armed robbery that occurred on Sunday.